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Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2011


Fox Theater Tour
by Eunide Tave


On January 18th, under the illuminated and illuminating original marquee and blade sign, twenty plus women began the Fox Theater tour in the heart of Oakland. The tour was given by Chris Edenborough, executive director of Friends of the Oakland Fox.

After being closed for over 40 years, Fox Theater reopened its doors in 2008. The theater shares its space with the Oakland School of Arts.

In a few shorts years, Fox Theater was restored to replicate its original fixtures and architecture. No two lines are alike inside, just one concept does not run through the theater; it is a combination of concepts and motifs seen throughout the world. Original artifacts are displayed in cases at the entrance of theater.

Today, people pay visits to the theater to watch performances while feeling the ambiance of its early 19th century surroundings.

Architects involved in the remodel are KPA Group but other firms played a part. ELS Architecture & Urban Design worked on the theater.

To learn more about the Fox Theater visit: http://www.foxoakland.org/index.php